Polish Deputy Prime Minister Zbigniew Sziobru on Monday accused former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Union of “building up” the power of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In an interview published on Monday in a Polish weekly, which was quoted by international agencies, Zbigniew Zubro attributed to Merkel “personal responsibility for creating the monster that today kills women and children in Ukraine.”.
In the same statements, the Polish Deputy Prime Minister denounced this When Vladimir Putin practiced “state terrorism, they built together [com a ex-chanceler alemã] The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline,” referring to the Russian-German project that the Warsaw government has classified in the past as “outrageous.”.
“The position of chancellor (Olaf) Schulz also leaves a lot to be desired,” said Zubro, referring to the current CEO in Berlin.
For the Polish deputy prime minister, the European Union “built” the power of the President of Russia, who, in his opinion, “fears NATO, where there are real military obligations” because “bandits” and “bandits” always fear the strongest.
“Brussels’ failure to take a decision on the economic recovery fund for Poland helps (Vladimir) Putin,” said the Polish politician, known for his skeptical EU stance and criticism of the EU bloc.
The European Commission is keeping the restitution funds handed over to Poland that have been frozen – 36 billion euros in total – until the country undertakes several reforms that will ensure the independence of the judicial system.
In the same interview, Zbigniew Zuberau stated that the Russian president is “playing with the European Union with impunity”, considering that Brussels has greatly contributed to strengthening Putin’s “position of power” by withholding funds, something he refers to as a “shameful matter” which he says is A “victory” for the leader of the Kremlin.
“Perhaps the concern for security and the refugee problem will temporarily push Brussels to change its policy‘, he announced.
The latest figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) indicate that the number of Ukrainians internally displaced due to the Russian invasion, which began on February 24, reached about 10 million people, of whom 3.48 million people left the Ukrainian territory. And they took refuge in neighboring countries, namely Poland.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Poland has taken in more than two million refugees, while hundreds of thousands have left from Ukraine to Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova, Romania and neighboring Russia, and to a lesser extent to Belarus.
According to the Polish news agency PAP, the European Commission and European partners in Warsaw have reported in recent days that the cost of helping refugees from Ukraine who have entered Poland amounts to 2,200 million euros.
According to the Polish authorities, the figure does not include expenses needed to integrate refugees into Poland’s health and education systems.
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